After consistently producing impressive performances for the Greenwich High School girls ice hockey team, seniors Emma Kunschner and Sophie Roth each received All-FCIAC First Team Girls Ice Hockey honors.
Roth, who served as one of the Cardinals’ senior captains was the team’s leading scorer for their recently concluded 2022-22023 season. A senior forward, Roth sparked the Cardinals’ first line, scoring numerous clutch goals and generating a lot of scoring opportunities throughout the season.
Among her standout games for Greenwich this winter, were a hat trick in the team’s Winter Classic against Ridgefield/Danbury/Immaculate, a 6-4 victory and another hat trick in a 3-3 tie against Amity/Cheshire/North Haven.
Roth also tallied two goals and two assists in Greenwich’s 7-4 triumph over Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe, two goals in a 5-2 win against Avon co-op and two more tallies in the Cards’ 3-1 Senior Night victory versus Stamford/Westhill/Staples.
A four-season varsity athlete, Roth also registered two goals in Greenwich’s 3-2 win over Hamden.
Kunschner was a mainstay in goal all season for GHS, starting every game as the team’s goalie. She rose to the occasion throughout the season, helping ignite the squad’s wins, while keeping them in the game in their defeats by making a number of saves.
Kunschner made 34 saves in Greenwich’s victory against Ridgefield/Danbury/Immaculate in the Winter Classic. Against Stamford/Westhill/Staples on the team’s Senior Night, she totaled 39 saves and stopped 25 shots in a victory against Hamden.
Lindsay Allen, a junior defender, was awarded with All-FCIAC Second Team honors. Allen helped lead the Cardinals’ defensive unit all season. She provided steady support in front of Kunschner and will be relied upon to also solidify Greenwich’s defense next season as a senior.
Senior forwards Peyton Jelinek and Caroline Lawrence, both of whom served as captains, received All-FCIAC Team Honorable Mention accolades.
Skating on the team’s top line, Jelinek and Lawrence also powered the Cardinals offensively throughout the season. They were key playmakers and producers offensively, while providing consistent leadership in their final season with the Cardinals. Senior defender Hannah Wahl also was presented with All-FCIAC Honorable mention recognition for having a stellar season on the blue line.
Categories: Greenwich High, Winter sports
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